NRA Watch Recaps the NRA on Trial in New York

The NRA is facing a lawsuit brought by the State of New York which centers on blockbuster allegations by New York Attorney General Letitia James that NRA leaders, including CEO Wayne LaPierre, improperly diverted millions of dollars from the non-profit to benefit NRA executives. See NRA Watch’s daily dispatches from the trial courtroom in Attorney General of The State of New York v. NRA.


NRA 2023 Budget Analysis

Leaked 2022 NRA Financial Documents Show the NRA, in the Face of Declining Membership and Revenues and Expanding Legal Spending, Continues with Optimistic Budget Projections

Leaked documents paint yet another dire picture of NRA finances marred by decreasing membership revenues and expanding legal fees. Despite these realities, the NRA has apparently failed to budget appropriately, missing its revenue projections by double digits. The figures presented for the 2023 budget raise questions about whether that overly optimistic budgeting is continuing this year.


Broken & Bankrupt: the NRA in 2021

2021 has been a disaster for the NRA, and Wayne LaPierre in particular. From their travels through the court system to answer for its various misdeeds, to the lurid details of mismanagement and incompetence coming out of those court cases, to a diminished balance sheet, to the various forms of extremism it has embraced, to its waning influence in American politics, the past year at the NRA is one Wayne LaPierre and NRA leaders would like you to forget.


NRA Bankruptcy Dismissed After Trial

NRA on Trial: Wayne’s Kingdom of Orange Jumpsuits, Golden Parachutes, and Management by Chaos

The NRA viewed bankruptcy as a proverbial get-out-of-jail-free card that would solve all its political, financial, and legal troubles. Instead, the bankruptcy process and the recent trial testimony have irreparably damaged the NRA.


Recent Filings

New York and DC Attorneys General Investigations
February 16, 2024

Filing Summary On February 16, 2024, Judge Cohen issued jury instructions to the group before they began their deliberations.

New York and DC Attorneys General Investigations
February 16, 2024

Filing Summary On February 16, 2024, Judge Cohen issued the jury a ten question verdict sheet.

New York and DC Attorneys General Investigations
February 15, 2024

Today in Court Today, parties presented their closing statements. NRA General Counsel John Frazer’s attorney kicked off the morning, followed by attorneys representing former NRA CFO Woody Phillips, former Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, the NRA itself, and, finally, the New York Attorney General. Summary of Closings (In Order of Presentation to Jury) Analysis NRA […]